A new five-year contract has been signed which will see Dachser serve Aldi with a warehouse platform as well as UK & Ireland distribution services for a wide range of Aldi’s products. The co-operation in the UK goes back more than 25 years, during this time Dachser has operated an increasingly varied portfolio of customs services, inbound logistics, freight forwarding, warehousing and value-added services for Aldi.
Aldi’s strategic objective set in 2011 was aimed at improving product availability and shortening lead times to its rapidly growing store network. This led to Dachser creating an Excise Bond platform for wines and spirits. Inbound stock arrives daily from Aldi’s suppliers and is received and stored under bonded conditions, pending delivery to Aldi’s regional distribution centres. This process enables regular and efficient deliveries to the distribution centres based on multiple-product, consolidated orders comprising full trailer loads.
Dachser has also recently signed a 10-year lease for a new warehouse, adjacent to its existing logistics centre in Northampton, UK, providing the additional capacity to accommodate a combined platform operation for Aldi’s alcohol and general ambient products.
Mark Rollinson, Dachser UK’s new Managing Director, said, “Our relationship with Aldi is founded on a true partnership approach, incorporating a high level of open communication and trust. This has resulted in a clear and mutual understanding of what is important for both our companies in order to create relevant and sustainable logistics and supply chain solutions.”
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